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Suggested Supply List

Good news for students and their families. The PB Middle IB Library provides each child with a set of textbooks for home use, to help lighten the load for students. We thank you in advance for returning all PB Middle books in good condition for next year's students.

For tips on saving money and time as students gear up to start another exciting school year, read Great School's 10 Tips for Smart Back to School Shopping. All lists are suggested supplies only.
 
For more information about student fees and the ability of schools to offer supply lists, see Student Fees. 

 

6th Grade

  • PB Middle Planner is provided to all students first week of school
  • *2-inch 3-ring binder for all classes & *1-inch 3-ring binder for English (Language and Literature) only
  • Dividers – 6 for the 2-inch binder, 3 for the 1-inch English binder
  • *At least 2 lead or mechanical pencils
  • *College-ruled loose-leaf notebook paper
  • Sheet protectors (10)
  • Ruler with inches and metric
  • Glue stick
  • Colored pencils (Crayola: 24 pack or more)
  • *Sturdy back-pack
  • *Pencil sharpener with cover to catch shavings
  • *Highliter
  • Pencil pouch
  • *Pencil erasers
  • *Lock (combination only, NOT key, loaners available)
  • *Physical education uniform (available for purchase at PBMS, loaners available upon request)
  • Flash drive
  • Pocket folder
  • Composition Book (college ruled, for science, art and music) 
    NOTE: Texbooks for core courses (to be checked out from the PB Middle IB Library in September and returned on or before June due date.)
     
Classrooms, Libraries and Offices Always Need Donations of:
  • Facial tissue (soft, unscented preferred)
  • Reams of white copy paper
  • Reams of colored copy paper
  • Packs of 10 Spiral Notebooks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wipes
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Packs of markers
  • White-board markers

 

Uniforms

PB Middle students wear a uniform of clothing in Navy blue, khaki tan or white. They can also wear school logo clothing including PB Middle t-shirts, v-neck, hoodies and more are available. (See student planner for specific requirements; loaners are available.)

Physical Education uniform may be purchased at PB Middle, with options for families needing assistance. Children leave uniforms in their Physical and Health Education locker and bring home for regular laundering, normally at the end of the week.

 7th and 8th Grade

Your teachers may suggest additional supplies as needed for special projects and assignments.

* = Suggested for daily use

  • *No. 2 pencils
  • *Pencil sharpener (hand held with a top to collect shavings)
  • *Eraser
  • *Ballpoint pens (get a few red ink ones too, because some teachers have students do peer editing)
  • Mechanical pencils (if preferred)
  • Colored pencils (if suggested by teachersu)
  • *Highlighters 
  • Composition Books (teachers may suggest different sizes)
  • -ring binder)
  • *Pencil case to fit into binder
  • * The PB Middle Planner (provided free to all students first week of school)
  • *A sturdy, supportive backpack
  • Binder dividers (the kinds with pockets are good for loose papers)
  • Pocket folders
  • Folders to fit into binders
  • *Combination locks (one for the gym locker and one for skateboard/bicycle lockers if you ride to school, loaners available)
  • Loose-leaf 3-holed notebook paper
  • A ruler with standard and metric measurements
  • *Physical education uniform (available for purchase at PBMS, loaners available upon request)

    NOTE: Texbooks for core courses will be checked out at the PB Middle IB Library and returned on or before June due date.

8th Grade Portfolio Supplies (free items are available at Portfolio Workshops first-come, first served)

3 ring binder
sheet protectors

Suggested Study Aids

  • Index cards, ruled and unruled (these are great for making flash cards)
  • Highlighters
  • A calculator (Check with the math teacher first before investing in a calculator.)
Suggested project supplies to keep at home. Teachers will provide as needed, or you purchase these for specific projects and bring to school only when requested.
  • Drawing paper
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • 4-oz. bottle of white glue
  • Scotch tape
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Water color paints
  • Water-based markers
  • Project boards (as needed for specific projects)

Basic Supplies for online components to PB Middle School coursework

Many of our courses have an online component. It is helpful to have a computer at home or one you can use near your home such as at a public library. Computers are also available in classrooms where students are staying for tutoring or afterschool assistance, during lunch and open hours at the PB Middle library.



 
 

Suggested supplies to keep by your study spot at home

  • Dictionary: English and Spanish or Mandarin
  • Thesaurus: English and Spanish or Mandarin
  • 101 Spanish Verbs reference book (if in Spanish)
  • Markers
  • Tape 
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Stapler